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Coronavirus Hits Home: Local politician hospitalized

Actor Idris Elba, Brooklyn Assemblyman Charles Barron, the Brooklyn Nets’ Kevin Durant, Bronx City Councilmember Ritchie Torres, Afro jazz legend Manu Dibango—all just announced that they have been diagnosed with COVID-19. The global pandemic is hitting locally with 1,300 diagnosed in the city, and 23,000 in New York State with the death toll at 20 as of Wednesday afternoon, March 18.

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Tom Watkins hosts his happy early 83rd birthday in Brooklyn

At a lovely brownstone party Daily Challenge publisher Tom Watkins celebrated his 83rd birthday early with a host of family and friends in Bed Stuy, Brooklyn on Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020.

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GGG Hyacinth Bourne,103, makes her transition

Great-great-great Hyacinth Bourne,103rd made her transition just one month after her 103rd birthday, in Bed Stuy Brooklyn on Sunday, 26th, January, 2020.

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Sowore speaks to the Amsterdam News

“I am feeling very well thank you,” a cheerful, just-released political activist Omoyele Sowore told the Amsterdam News from Abuja, Nigeria, on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020. “I want to thank everyone who has been in support.”

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Sowore––New York-based journalist released from Nigeria detention

“Sowore is doing well,” Opeyemi Sowore told the Amsterdam News on Monday, Dec. 30, 2019––New Year’s Eve’s Eve. “The children are doing well. It was a wonderful Christmas Day as we were able to talk to Yele.”

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World human rights groups activists, electeds call for Sowore to be released

“The whole world is watching!” protestors from Nigeria, to New York, to England, to Canada are chanting during dozens of demonstrations demanding the release of the now re-arrested New Jersey-based publisher Omoyele Sowore.

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Debert Cook: a golfing go-getter, health, travel advocate

Debert Cook could be seen as a classic over–OVER achiever. Let’s see now. She is an accomplished businesswoman, a magazine publisher, a writer, and a traveler-consultant...and she wraps it all up in her golf clubs.

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Will and Gladys bless the Kings Theatre in Brooklyn

It all began with the smoky, sultry, base-heavy dulcets of Mr. Will ‘I Go Crazy’ Downing. Enough adjectives for you?

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Brooklyn’s hosts celebrate Signature Kente Fest Brunch

Downtown Brooklyn was the location for the Signature Kente Fest Brunch and Akwaaba Reception & Networking co-sponsored by Jerry Kobe Adinkra, host of the “Good Morning Diaspora Radio Show,” and the Chamber Coalition.

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WBAI back on air with local control

“We are back unapologetically with more radical, cutting-edge programming,” WBAI radio (99.5FM) General Manager Berthold Reimers said at press time this week.

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